The Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union
Please consult the fees regulation in "Legal Aspects" or click on the following link: Commission Regulation (EC) nº 2246/2002 of 16 December 2002 on the fees payable to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) in respect of the registration of Community designs (CDFR). The amounts of the fees can be found in the Annex to this Regulation.
There are three types of fees related to an application for an RCD: registration, publication and deferment fees.
The amount of fees to be paid depends on two factors:
The fee structure for designs is as follows:
In the case of a single application (one design) where no request for deferment is made, the applicant will need to pay a registration fee of €230 and a publication fee of €120, which totals €350. If deferment is requested, the applicant will pay the deferment fee of €40 upon filing the application. By the end of the period of deferment, the publication fee will need to be paid.
In the case of a multiple application, the applicant will always pay a full basic registration fee and publication fee for the first design which he wishes to be immediately published. If deferment is requested, the applicant will always pay a full basic registration fee and the fee for deferment of publication for the first design for which he wishes to defer publication. In this case, the publication fee will need to be paid at the end of the period of deferment.
For example, registering 11 designs without requesting deferment costs €2 005 in fee payments corresponding to:
Should the applicant request deferment, the publication fee is replaced by the deferment fee. The amounts of deferment fees are:
Please note that there is a Fee Calculator on the website.
When the time comes to renew the registration of a design, the holder will have to pay a renewal fee for each registered design, regardless of whether or not it was sent in a multiple application. The amount of the renewal fee depends on the period for which is renewed:
The registration fee and publication fee must be paid at the same time, together with the filing of the application. Where the application includes a request for deferment, the deferment fee will replace the publication fee. At the end of the deferment period or earlier on if publication is requested at an earlier date by the holder, the publication fee must be paid for the design, or for those designs in a multiple application which the holder wishes to be published.
OHIM will not issue a request for payment. If a confirmation receipt of payment is required, a request must be sent by fax for the attention of the Finance Department (+34 96 513 1344).
Where the payment of fees has reached the OHIM at the time of the examination of the application, the payment will be deemed to have been made in due time.
Where the examiner notes that the fees payable together with the application (i.e. the registration fee, the publication fee or, in case of a request for deferment, the deferment fee, plus any additional registration, publication or deferment fees in the case of a multiple application) have not yet arrived at the OHIM, he/she will invite the applicant to pay these fees within two months, together with the fees for late payment. If full payment, including, where applicable, fees for late payment, has not been made within the time limit specified by the examiner, the application will be rejected.
As regards multiple applications, the examiner rejects the application only as regards the additional designs which are not covered by the amount paid. Unless the applicant has made it clear which of the designs are to be disregarded, the examiner will take the designs in their numerical order.
Fees will not be refunded if a filing date has been granted, except where the amount of fees paid by the applicant is insufficient to cover the fees relating to registration and publication (or deferment as the case may be) for the design, or for at least one design of a multiple application.
You can pay RCD fees by bank transfers or current accounts. In addition, the option of payment by credit card is available for those applying online (see our ePayment help files for further details). OHIM provides an online service to account holders to access their current account information. If you wish to sign up for this service, please send a letter/fax to that effect to OHIM’s Finance Department.
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